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Former Wildcat Mike Casey dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Former Kentucky basketball player Mike Casey died at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was 60.

Shannon Funeral Home owner John Shannon said Casey died Thursday of heart complications.

Casey was the leading scorer at Kentucky as a sophomore in the 1967-68 season.

He sat out the 1969-70 season after breaking a leg. He returned the next year to finish his Kentucky career with 1,535 points, making him the school's 13th all-time scorer.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


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